HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 cc1484-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has now considered the representations made to him with regard to the importation of carton meat into this country; and whether he has satisfied himself that all precautions are taken to prevent spotted fever and other bacterial infections being brought into this country in this food?


I still have these representations under consideration in consultation with my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland. As regards the second part of the question, the safeguarding of the public against infection is one of the matters which is being considered.


asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent disclosures, he proposes specially to investigate the purity of Russian, food, fresh and cold storage, before it is allowed to enter for sale for consumption in this country?


All articles of food are subject to examination on arrival in this country under the Imported Food and Preservatives Regulations. On the information at present before me I do not consider that any special investigation of imports from Russia is necessary.